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Arm exercise improves walking ability after stroke

A new study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study, the first to test… Read more..

Sitting too much has associated health risks

Doctors have warned us for years about the health risks associated with sitting too much. Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to… Read more..

Women beat expectations when playing chess against men

Data from 160,000 ranked chess players and more than 5 million chess matches suggest that women playing against men perform better than expected based on… Read more..

Stand up -- it could help you lose weight

You might want to read this on your feet. A 65 kg person would lose 10 kg in 4 years by standing instead of sitting… Read more..

Eating Insects: Maybe Yucky, but Nutritious

The thought of eating an insect makes most people cringe -- at least those who live in America, Canada and Europe, a minority of the… Read more..

'Hunger Hormones' triggers during evening hours

Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that "hunger hormone" levels rise and "satiety (or fullness) hormone" levels… Read more..

Let it GO!

Don't hold your nose and close your mouth when you sneeze, doctors warnPinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze… Read more..

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

In a nationwide survey of Canadian youth, over half of those who had ever consumed an energy drink had reported experiencing an adverse health event,… Read more..

Cycling does not damage men's sexual or urinary functions

Cardiovascular benefits of recreational or intense cycling outweigh the risks of negatively impacting sexual or urinary healthCycling is increasingly popular for transportation, exercise, and leisure,… Read more..

Can writing your 'to-do's' help you to doze?

Writing a "to-do" list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took… Read more..